A Pyrrhic Victory of the Politics of Tolerance?

by Frederik Seidelin On Tuesday, people in Denmark went to the polls to elect local councillors for the next four years. The campaigning period saw right-wing populists opposing building permits for mosques, opposing Muslim women wearing headscarves in the health sector, and similar religion-related value politics that we have, sadly, come to expect in Western […]

‘The People’s Church’ of Denmark: Ceremony or Theology?

By Frederik Seidelin This year, we are celebrating the fifth centenary of Martin Luther’s fateful writings in Wittenberg which started a movement that swept across the Christian world—particularly Northern Europe—and changed Christianity permanently and profoundly. To this day, the established Lutheran church in Denmark (‘Folkekirken’, which is Danish for ‘the People’s Church’) is deeply entrenched […]

Theology: A Weapon

by Samuel Mellish   It is undoubted that in attempting to build any society, notions of tolerance and respect must be established. Yet, not just for efficiency and cohesion, but so as to allow a society to inaugurate new philosophies and theologies, as perspectives mix and learn from one another. These provide cultures, excitement, and […]

Lock and Load: Theology, Recruitment and Interruptions

by Samuel Mellish For those who read our previous article, it will be apparent that I am not favourable towards Israeli foreign policy. The unnecessary harm it is causing, disproportionate to the sum of provocation, is impossible to justify. Yet, I am sympathetic towards Israel’s need to establish well-resourced and inevitably strong security institutions, in […]

Al-Aqsa: Theologies in the Face of Uncertainty

by Samuel Mellish   Horrific  Brutal  Inhumane  Disgusting  Oppressed  Painful  Saddening  Without hope I do not wish to present a poem of the damned, but simply wish to underline the obvious. The deaths of two Israeli policeman, the closure and limitations surrounding worship at the al-Aqsa Mosque, and the subsequent injuring and killing of innocent […]